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General Assembly Confirms Speed’s Appointment To State Board

Health Issues

Get Out And Hit The Trail
An alarming number of Americans suffer from obesity, heart disease, and other ailments brought on by a sedentary lifestyle.

Meth: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

A Chilling Look Inside the World of a Methamphetamine Addict

Watauga County



• ASU Chancellor Announces Retirement
Francis T. Borkowski announced June 11 that he was stepping down as Appalachian State University chancellor effective June 30. Borkowski plans to assume position in School Of Music.

• Council Completes Budget Talks
The Boone Town Council wrapped up preliminary budget deliberations in three work sessions.

• Watauga Superintendent Jones Cited For Educational Leadership
Watauga County Schools Superintendent Richard M. Jones was honored by his peers Monday as one of six finalists for North Carolina’s premier award for service to public education.

• High Country Programs Awaits Word On Clean Water Funding
Clean Water Management Trust Fund Receives Record Applications.

• Got Parking?
Boone Has Spaces Available

• ASU Board Of Trustees Approves Parking Fee Increase

• Council Approves Economic Development Plan

• Proposed Daniel Boone Parkway On The Books

• WNCW-FM’s Future on Hold for Now

• Watauga County Schools Hires Athletics Director


• High Country Conservancy Launches Host Of The High Country Giving Program
Local lodgings, visitors will raise funds for land preservation.

• Residents Rally Against Cancer During Relay For Life
Valle Crucis Park Hosts Annual Fundraiser June 13, 14
>> Watauga County Relay For Life 2003 Schedule

• Peace, One Page at a Time
At some point in almost every child’s life they see a playground become a fighting field, whether or not they are the one throwing the punches.

• A Worthwhile Organization
The Boone Worthwhile Woman’s Club celebrates 80th anniversary.

• Hearts on Horseback: Blazing Saddles’ 2003 Gala and Silent Auction

• Mast Stores Host First Ever Land Trust Day




Handmade In The High Country
Small Towns Celebrate Partnerships >>FULL STORY

>>Handmade Releases 3rd Edition Of Craft Heritage Trails

Finders and Keepers: The Sentiments of Sound
“What do you think this is?” Ron Hester inquired as he pointed to a small leather box. >>FULL STORY


Apache Chieftain Visits Area, Shares Unique Life Story
Chief Reynard Faber from the Jicarilla Apache Tribe was in Boone recently, as one of approximately forty international associates of Samaritan’s Purse who serve as coordinators of the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox distribution.>> FULL STORY

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Benji was found on Hwy. 194 after being hit by a car.